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Campus Interview & Appointment Cancellation Policy     
Accepting a Job Offer & Consequences of Reneging
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Careers4Engineers Activation
Careers4Engineers is our job/employer database.  All engineering students must have a resume critique before we will activate your account.  No appointment is necessary, just stop by our office in 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall during business hours.  Once your account is active login at www.careerengr.umd.edu.  Select “Student” from the drop-down menu and enter your Directory ID and password.  It is the same one you use for Testudo.

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Careers4Engineers Accuracy
Information you provide in your Careers4Engineers profile MUST be accurate. If you are dishonest, you will no longer be able to use the system, and we will refer you to the University Student Judiciary for a possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct and/or the Code of Academic Integrity.

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Job Posting Frauds & Scams
We do our best to screen jobs that are submitted to Careers4Engineers, however we are unable to perform background checks on employers posting opportunities.  Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting employment.  Do NOT pay for training and always be skeptical of requests for money as part of a job offer.  Payment forwarding plans, money order deposits, cash transfers, requests for bank accounts, and social security numbers should all be considered red flags.

If you suspect employer fraud or if you are unsure of any unusual requests, contact the Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office at CareerEngr@umd.edu immediately.  Please provide the employer name and the job title of the posting in Careers4Engineers.

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Campus Interview & Appointment Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel an on-campus interview (or an appointment with a recruiter for a resume clinic or mock interview), please contact our office as soon as possible, but at least 2 business days in advance so that we can fill the slot with another student and/or notify the employer of the schedule change. If you cancel or miss an on-campus interview or appointment without notifying the Engineering Co-op Office, you will be considered a "no-show". You will not be eligible to participate in other on-campus interviews until you write a letter of explanation to the employer. This letter must first be approved by our office. Any student with 2 no-shows will be ineligible to use Careers4Engineers or participate in on-campus interviews.

An appropriate apology letter should:
- Express sincere regret for inconveniencing the recruiter.
- Acknowledge that you behaved unprofessionally by failing to cancel or neglecting to show up for the interview.
- Explain your reason for missing the interview.

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Accepting a Job Offer & Consequences of Reneging

The hardest part of the job search might be over but you still need to make an important decision - so take some time to give it serious thought.  If you receive an offer, but are still waiting to hear from other employers, be sure to explain your situation and ask for an additional week or two to make a final decision.  (Don’t wait until the last minute to ask for an extension; this looks like you are not planning ahead.)  Do not accept a job offer on the spot; weigh your choices carefully and ensure that you are making the best possible choice for your career goals.  It is also appropriate to call any employers you are still waiting to hear back from to tell them you have received another offer and ask when they are planning to make their decision.

Once you accept an offer, you are obligated to that position even if you get a better offer later.  Do not accept a job offer unless and until you are sure of your commitment.  You should withdraw yourself from other positions you are being considered for and you should stop submitting new applications. 

If an employer makes you an offer in August or September for a summer internship or full time position, you may ask to have until the end of October to make your decision. If you receive an offer after September, you may ask to have 2-3 weeks to communicate your decision to the employer.

If you decide to renege on your commitment to accept a different offer, there will be consequences.  Reneging damages not just your professional reputation, but that of the Clark School of Engineering.  Your actions can jeopardize opportunities for other Clark School students.  Your Careers4Engineers account will be blocked, and you are barred from participating in campus recruiting activities until you meet with an Engineering Career Services advisor.  You will be required to compose a sincere letter of apology, explaining your actions, which we will review and submit to the recruiter.  Future recruiting privileges will be evaluated at that time. 

This policy deals with you reneging on your commitment to a company. If a company/organization rescinds its offer of employment to you, please notify the Engineering Co-op & Career Services office immediately.
 

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Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, our office will follow the University of Maryland’s emergency procedures. Please check the following sources for updates beginning at 5:30 a.m.

Campus Closure: If the University of Maryland is closed due to inclement weather, then all events, including information sessions and on campus interviews, will be cancelled. We will be in touch with you via e-mail to discuss the next steps or alternate plans for interviews.

Weather Delay: If the University announces a delayed opening, interview and events schedules will be adjusted as needed.

Early Closure: If the university announces an early closure due to deteriorating weather conditions, all evening events will be cancelled.

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